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Posted: Aug 9 2013 1:29PM
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Rep. Mariani Receives 2013 Friend of Public Education Award


ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Rep. Carlos Mariani (DFL—St. Paul) received the 2013 Friend of Public Education Award from the Association of Metropolitan School Districts.

Rep. Mariani was recognized for his work on integration funding and reform, assessment reform, teacher licensure reform and other education issues.

“I am honored to receive this honor, especially after all we accomplished this legislative session,” said Rep. Mariani. “We reversed a decade-long trend of disinvestment in our classrooms. In fact, we made historic investments all levels of education. But putting more money into the system alone won’t solve the challenges facing our students, so our plan also included reforms to student assessment and diagnostics, teacher licensure, and integration revenue.”

Rep. Mariani received the award at the Association of Metropolitan Schools District’s meeting this morning, which was held at the Grand Hall at the TIES Conference Center in St. Paul.

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